It's been a beautiful Spring so far and here we are suddenly in June. I remember longing for this weather and it seems like just yesterday that it seemed it would never be here. Blink and the year is half gone, one more reminder to savor each day!
We had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend with my eldest daughter flying in for one day, (we got am amazing rate on airfare so it was well worth it!), a big family cookout and just lots of family fun and love. Since then, we have been concentrating on getting the garden expanded and planted. Michigan just passed it's last frost date for planting so we are really just in the beginning stages of planting the vegetable garden.
Fortunately, we have perennials that start blooming and making things beautiful fairly early. These Siberian iris are one of my favorites. They line our picket fence and have bloomed profusely this year.
Their deep purple flowers are more petite than regular iris and each stalk has 3-4 buds so they are lasting a long time.
They bloom next to the snowball bush and it makes a beautiful pairing! I took these photos as the sun set one evening last week. The light was beautiful and I just had to capture how lovely the garden looked.
Like lilacs, I don't remember ever living in a house without a snowball bush. My grandmother had them and so did my mother. I have always loved their big creamy white balls of soft petals and even the way they make a drift of white when they begin to fade. It's a very fast growing bush and ours is about 9 feet tall after only a few years.
The strawberries are going to be amazing this year too. They are loaded with berries and some are just beginning to turn pink. The annual race against the chipmunks will begin soon. Sometimes they win, sometimes we win. I'm hoping this is a year we win and get to eat the berries :)
Happy June! How does your garden grow?